A guide to EndNote citation management software.

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a citation/research management software that helps you collect, organize, and share citations from library databases and catalogs. EndNote also helps you format your papers, creating bibliographies and footnotes in a wide variety citation styles (Chicago, MLA, APA, Turabian, etc.)

This guide provides information to help you get started using EndNote citation management software for your research.

Endnote@AU Library

How to Installing EndNote X8

1. Choose EndNote from the list of available programs. Click on the OS Icon for download.

  • Windows OS

  • Macintosh OS

2. Follow the instructions to install EndNote and fill in the Product key on your computer.

(get a Product Key, please contact library staff by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at the information services.) However you must be a member of the library.

3. When the program is installed, you should check for the latest updates. (The latest update should be at least X8.1 for a PC.) Go to the Help menu in EndNote and click on Check for Updates.

Earlier version of Endnote:

  • Endnote X7 (Windows)

  • (Macintosh (X7)) 


How to use endnote

>>  Quick reference guide – Windows (PDF) 

>>  Quick reference guide – Mac (PDF)

>>  EndNote Menus Reference Guide (PDF) 

>>  Watch our training on YouTube 

>>  Download the training videos